If you have a topic you would like to explore, you will want to develop keywords to search the library databases or OneSearch. You can create keywords by determining the main ideas in your research question or topic.
Tips on Keywords:
Research Topic Example:
I want to find resources on the following research question: How does social media affect body image in women?
For my topic, I need to look at WHAT is important, WHO I'm talking about, and Where does this happen (which mediated popular culture platform causes the effect or delivers the rhetoric).
My keywords can be: WHAT: body image; WHO: women; WHERE: social media
Note: We can put body image and social media in quotation marks to search them as phrases: "body image" AND women AND "social media"
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